This is the guide to Guard Duty, a Halo machinima series centering on a group of guards who get more than they asked for after complaining too much. Ongoing since 2011.

SERIES

Guard Duty

Guard Duty is a Halo machinima series created by Syp. It centers on the security guards stationed on Outpost Black Out (and later Outpost Cold Storage) as they complain about their lives and end up getting roped into something they didn’t ask for. The first season consists of 8 episodes that aired from 2012 to 2013, plus a pilot that aired in 2011. It utilized the Halo 3 engine on Xbox 360. The second season, airing since 2022, is set to have 8 episodes. Like its predecessor, it initially utilized the Halo 3 engine on Xbox 360 for its first three episodes, though switched to Halo: The Master Chief Collection‘s version on Xbox One starting with Elsewhere. Guard Duty Sides is a series of shorts, utilizing the Halo 3 MCC engine, featuring the main characters. It currently stars Intro-Mind, Ella Rhee, Xanthe Folan, and Syp as Geff, Sarah, Nicole, and June (+ Miller) respectively.

WarGames

WarGames is a Halo machinima series, acting as a companion to Guard Duty. Taking place before and during Guard Duty: Season 1, WarGames centers on a group of robots built for the UNSC Infinity’s war games simulated series of firefight matches being retrofitted for real military operations. It consists of seven episodes, with one more on the way, that have aired in 2013 and 2022. It has utilized the Halo 3, Halo: Reach, Halo 4, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and Halo 2: Anniversary engines on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It is divided into two volumes, with the second being referred to as Story Mode. It primarily stars Speakonia as the robots, while Syp provides additional voices.

Rat’s Nest

Rat’s Nest is an upcoming Halo machinima miniseries created by Syp and developed with Blankslate_GG. It will center on the guards of the eponymous outpost before its destruction during the events of Guard Duty: Season 1. It is set to air sometime in 2023, utilizing the Halo: The Master Chief Collection engine on Xbox One.

Major Malfunction

Major Malfunction was a short-lived Halo machinima series created by Syp with LizDanceTV, MozzyWozzy, and Chron Aldazaar in 2012, with one episode made in 2013. It centered on the security guards stationed on Outpost High Ground as they get ambushed by an unknown attacker and are forced to flee the base. There are three versions of this series that are designated as The Original Series (4 episodes), The Firelight Series (2 episodes), and the standalone episode Up in Smoke. While not originally considered canon at the time of its creation, The Original Series (not including Up in Smoke) was retroactively added to Guard Duty canon with WarGames Vol. 2, revealing the fates of the main characters after the events of that series. It utilized the Halo 3 engine on Xbox 360.

CENTRAL CHARACTERS

Geff

Private Geff Rodrigo is the main protagonist of Guard Duty, voiced by Intro-Mind since Reactionary. He is a security guard stationed on Outpost Black Out and later Outpost Cold Storage. He was previously portrayed by Syp from Pilot until Paranoia. He makes a brief appearance in UPGRADE, the second episode of WarGames Vol. 2, being informed he and the guards will be transferred to the Spartan IV Program by Ignacio during the events of Season 1.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: Mark VI
Armor Color: Blue / White
Occupation: Janitor
Affiliation: Outpost Cold Storage
Former Affiliation: Outpost Black Out
First Appearance: “Talking”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Intro-Mind (since “Reactionary”)

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (7 episodes + Pilot)
• Guard Duty Season 2 (4 episodes)
• WarGames Vol. 2 – Story Mode (1 episode)
• Guard Duty Sides (3 episodes)

June

Corporal June Vega is a main character in Guard Duty, voiced by Syp. She is a security guard stationed on Outpost Black Out and later Outpost Cold Storage. She is Nicole’s twin sister. During the first eight episodes, she is known as Josh, but with her transition to a woman at the start of Clueless, she is now known as June.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Armor: Mark VI (with Mark V helmet)
Armor Color: Steel / Violet
Occupation: Weapons Specialist
Affiliation: Outpost Cold Storage
Former Affiliation: Outpost Black Out
First Appearance: “Talking”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Syp

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (8 episodes + Pilot)
• Guard Duty Season 2 (4 episodes)
• Guard Duty Sides (3 episodes)

Sarah

Private First Class Sarah Daws is a main character in Guard Duty, voiced by Ella Rhee since Trapped!. She is a vehicle engineer and security guard stationed on Outpost Black Out and later Outpost Cold Storage. She was previously portrayed by Winter from The Point until Bagels.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Armor: Mark VI
Armor Color: Lavender / Pink
Occupation: Vehicle Engineer
Affiliation: Outpost Cold Storage
Former Affiliation: Outpost Black Out
First Appearance: “The Point”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Ella Rhee (since “Trapped!”)

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (5 episodes)
• Guard Duty Season 2 (4 episodes)
• Guard Duty Sides (2 episodes)

Nicole

Corporal Nicole Vega is a main character in Guard Duty, voiced by Xanthe Folan since Reactionary. She is a security guard stationed on Outpost Black Out and later Outpost Cold Storage. She is June’s twin sister. She was previously voiced by Firesinopa from Infinity until Annoyances.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Armor: Mark VI
Armor Color: Violet / Orange
Occupation: Environmental Specialist
Affiliation: Outpost Cold Storage
Former Affiliation: Outpost Black Out
First Appearance: “Infinity”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Xanthe Folan (since “Reactionary”)

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (2 episodes)
• Guard Duty Season 2 (2 episodes)
• Guard Duty Sides (2 episodes)

Miller

Captain Mitchell Miller is a main character in Guard Duty, voiced by Syp since Clueless. He is the head guard of Outpost Black Out and later Outpost Cold Storage. According to him in The Point, he fought in the war. He also mentions having a wife in Clueless, though she is said to be deceased. He was previously voiced by Chase Hobby from Something until Annoyances and James Brown Jr. in Bagels.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: CQB (with Mark VI shoulder pads)
Armor Color: Sage / White
Occupation: Head Guard / Explosives Specialist
Affiliation: Outpost Cold Storage
Former Affiliation: Outpost Black Out
First Appearance: “Something”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Syp (since “Clueless”)

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (6 episodes)
• Guard Duty Season 2 (3 episodes)
• Guard Duty Sides (2 episodes)

The Pilot

The Pilot is the main antagonist of Guard Duty, voiced by Revoltge. A mysterious soldier who poses as a UNSC cargo pilot, The Pilot picks up the guards stationed on Outpost Black Out after killing his co-pilot during Infinity. He returns in Elsewhere, where he is shown posing as a Spartan as he kills the guards stationed on Outpost Icebox. He was briefly voiced by Intro-Mind in The Transfer.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: Recon (with Scout chest plate in Infinity)
Armor Color: Teal / White
Occupation: Unknown
Affiliation: Unknown
First Appearance: “The Transfer” (voice) / “Infinity” (physical)
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Revoltge

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (2 episodes)
• Guard Duty Season 2 (3 episodes)

The Stranger

The Stranger is a supporting character in Guard Duty, voiced by iDs. A mysterious soldier who first appears in Paranoia spying on the guards, not much is known about him. In Elsewhere and Arrival, he is shown to be an associate of The Pilot, though they don’t appear to get along.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: EVA (with Rogue helmet)
Armor Color: White / Teal
Occupation: Unknown
Affiliation: Unknown
First Appearance: “Paranoia”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: iDs

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 2 (4 episodes)

WARGAMES CENTRAL CHARACTERS

Red

Red The Hunter is a robot designed for the UNSC Infinity’s war games firefight exercises. He is convinced he is a real human soldier and that the other soldiers are his targets as a one man army. He was voiced by Syp until BOSS. He wore the Mark V [B] chest plate in CONVO.

Information
Species: Robot
Gender: Male
Armor: Mark IV
Armor Color: Red
Occupation: Robot
Affiliation: War Games Robot
First Appearance: “NOM”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Speakonia (since “UPGRADE”)

Appearances
• WarGames Vol. 1 (4 episodes)
• WarGames Vol. 2 – Story Mode (3 episodes)

Blue

Blue The Guy is a robot designed for the UNSC Infinity’s war games firefight exercises. He was voiced by Syp until WORK. He wore the Mark V [B] armor with a CQC helmet in CONVO, and wore Recruit armor in WORK.

Information
Species: Robot
Gender: Male
Armor: Mark VI
Armor Color: Blue (& White in the Halo: Reach engine)
Occupation: Robot
Affiliation: War Games Robot
First Appearance: “NOM”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Speakonia (since “UPGRADE”)

Appearances
• WarGames Vol. 1 (3 episodes)
• WarGames Vol. 2 – Story Mode (2 episodes)

Yellow

Yellow The Rookie is a robot designed for the UNSC Infinity’s war games firefight exercises. She was critical of Green, her robot commanding officer who had thought he was a Spartan, before his death. She was voiced by Syp in SPARTANS.

Information
Species: Robot
Gender: Female
Armor: Mark VI
Armor Color: Yellow
Occupation: Robot
Affiliation: War Games Robot
First Appearance: “SPARTANS”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Speakonia (since “BOSS”)

Appearances
• WarGames Vol. 1 (1 episode)
• WarGames Vol. 2 – Story Mode (3 episodes)

Green

Green The Soldier is a robot designed for the UNSC Infinity’s war games firefight exercises. He was shot in the head by Red in SPARTANS. He believed himself to be a Spartan. He was voiced by Syp in SPARTANS.

Information
Species: Robot
Gender: Male
Armor: Mark VI
Armor Color: Olive
Occupation: Robot
Affiliation: War Games Robot
First Appearance: “SPARTANS”
Status: Active
Voice Actor: Speakonia (since “UPGRADE”)

Appearances
• WarGames Vol. 1 (1 episode)
• WarGames Vol. 2 – Story Mode (3 episodes)

Pink

Pink The Brave is a robot designed for the UNSC Infinity’s war games firefight exercises. Unlike the other robots, she does not appear in WarGames Vol. 1.

Information
Species: Robot
Gender: Female
Armor: Mark VI (with Mark V helmet)
Armor Color: Pink
Occupation: Robot
Affiliation: War Games Robot
First Appearance: “UPGRADE”
Status: Active
Voice Actor: Speakonia

Appearances
• WarGames Vol. 2 – Story Mode (2 episodes)

Corvus

General Corvus is a high-ranking member of The Damned, a Covenant splinter group. She uses a voice filter to disguise her real voice.

Information
Species: Human Cyborg
Gender: Female
Armor: EOD (helmet) / Mirage (chestplate) / Security (shoulder pads)
Armor Color: Steel (with Red stripe)
Occupation: General
Affiliation: The Damned
First Appearance: “DECEPTION”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Syp (voice filter)

Appearances
• WarGames Vol. 2 – Story Mode (1 episode)

Riel

Riel is a member of The Damned, a Covenant splinter group.

Information
Species: Sangheili
Gender: Female
Armor: Combat (with Commando helmet)
Armor Color: Steel / Red
Occupation: Soldier
Affiliation: The Damned
First Appearance: “DECEPTION”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Syp

Appearances
• WarGames Vol. 2 – Story Mode (1 episode)

ICEBOX GUARDS

Rico

Captain Rico Suave was the head guard for Outpost Icebox. He wore similar armor to Miller. He was killed by The Pilot during the events of Elsewhere.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: CQB (with Mark VI shoulders)
Armor Color: Orange / White
Occupation: Guard
Affiliation: Outpost Icebox / Trinity Security
First Appearance: “Elsewhere”
Status: Deceased
Voice Actor: Syp

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 2 (1 episode)

Dino

Corporal Dino Jones was a guard for Outpost Icebox. He was killed by Rico during the events of Elsewhere.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: Mark VI (with ODST helmet)
Armor Color: Brown / White
Occupation: Guard
Affiliation: Outpost Icebox
First Appearance: “Elsewhere”
Status: Deceased
Voice Actor: Syp

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 2 (1 episode)

Percy

Corporal Percy O’Hara was a guard for Outpost Icebox. He was killed by The Pilot during the events of Elsewhere.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: Mark VI (with ODST helmet)
Armor Color: Violet / Red
Occupation: Guard
Affiliation: Outpost Icebox
First Appearance: “Elsewhere”
Status: Deceased
Voice Actor: Primal

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 2 (1 episode)

UNSC / ONI

Ignacio

Commander Ignacio Dominguez is a communications officer for ONI and the UNSC during Season 1. His voice is first heard in Something, yelling at Geff for annoying him. He physically appears throughout WarGames Vol. 2, a prequel to Season 1, where he recruits the robots part of the UNSC Infinity’s simulated war games firefight matches. He is shown in both the Halo 2: Anniversary and Halo 3 engines.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: Security (helmet) / Mark VI (chest) / CQB (shoulders) / Centurion (with Hoplite shoulders; H2A only)
Armor Color: Steel / White
Occupation: Communications Officer
Affiliation: UNSC / ONI
First Appearance: “Something” (voice) / “BOSS” (physical)
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Syp

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (1 episode)
• WarGames Vol. 2 – Story Mode (2 episodes)

Alana

Lieutenant Alana Reynolds was a Spartan IV tasked with bringing the guards to the UNSC Infinity before being killed by The Pilot. Not much is known about her beyond what she sounded like. She returns in the first two episodes of WarGames Vol. 2, a prequel to Season 1, where she is shown working alongside Ignacio.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Armor: Lancer (helmet) / Hammerhead (chest) / Air Assault (shoulders) / Hoplite (with Centurion chest; H2A only)
Armor Color: White / Cyan
Occupation: Spartan IV
Affiliation: UNSC
First Appearance: “Infinity”
Status: Deceased
Voice Actor: Syp

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (1 episode)
• WarGames Vol. 2 – Story Mode (2 episodes)

Louie

Sergeant Louie Vargas is a Spartan IV assigned to lead the war games robots in their first real military operation. He was killed by Corvus during the events of DECEPTION, the third episode of WarGames Vol. 2 – Story Mode.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: Scout (helmet) / Recon (chest) / Mark VI (shoulders)
Armor Color: White / Blue
Occupation: Spartan IV
Affiliation: UNSC
First Appearance: “UPGRADE”
Status: Deceased
Voice Actor: Syp

Appearances
• WarGames Vol. 2 – Story Mode (2 episodes)

HIGH GROUND GUARDS

O’Brien

Captain O’Brien was the head guard for Outpost High Ground. His corpse appears in DECEPTION, the third episode of WarGames Vol. 2.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: CQB (with Mark VI shoulders)
Armor Color: Cyan / Rubine
Occupation: Guard
Affiliation: Outpost High Ground
First Appearance: WG – “DECEPTION”
Status: Deceased

Appearances
• Major Malfunction (7 episodes; 3 non-canonical)
• WarGames Vol. 2 – Story Mode (1 episode)

Kelen

Corporal Kelen was a guard for Outpost High Ground. Her corpse appears in DECEPTION, the third episode of WarGames Vol. 2.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Armor: Mark VI
Armor Color: White / Violet
Occupation: Guard
Affiliation: Outpost High Ground
First Appearance: WG – “DECEPTION”
Status: Deceased

Appearances
• Major Malfunction (7 episodes; 3 non-canonical)
• WarGames Vol. 2 – Story Mode (1 episode)

Collins

Private Collins was a guard for Outpost High Ground. His corpse appears in DECEPTION, the third episode of WarGames Vol. 2.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: Mark VI
Armor Color: Gray / Salmon
Occupation: Guard
Affiliation: Outpost High Ground
First Appearance: WG – “DECEPTION”
Status: Deceased

Appearances
• Major Malfunction (7 episodes; 3 non-canonical)
• WarGames Vol. 2 – Story Mode (1 episode)

Jones

Private Jones was a guard for Outpost High Ground. His corpse appears in DECEPTION, the third episode of WarGames Vol. 2.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: Mark VI
Armor Color: Coral / Cobalt
Occupation: Guard
Affiliation: Outpost High Ground / UNSC
First Appearance: WG – “DECEPTION”
Status: Deceased

Appearances
• Major Malfunction (7 episodes; 3 non-canonical)
• WarGames Vol. 2 – Story Mode (1 episode)

LOCATIONS

Outpost Black Out

Outpost Black Out is a military outpost on a water planet controlled by the UNSC. It was blown up during the events of Infinity. According to Geff in Talking, the guards were stationed there for three years prior to their reassignment. It was located on a water planet.

Information
Affiliation: UNSC
Map: Blackout
First Appearance: “Talking”
Status: Destroyed

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (8 episodes)

Outpost Rat’s Nest

Outpost Rat’s Nest is a military outpost controlled by the UNSC. It was blown up during the events of Infinity. The Pilot is unimpressed with this outpost, gloating about destroying it to the guards.

Information
Affiliation: UNSC
Map: Rat’s Nest
First Appearance: “Infinity”
Status: Destroyed

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (1 episode)

Outpost Cold Storage

Outpost Cold Storage is a military outpost supposedly controlled by the UNSC. It is where the guards are currently stationed as of Clueless. In Arrival, it is revealed that the guards were dropped off here after their reassignment to the UNSC Infinity was cancelled, and that they have not had contact with the UNSC since they arrived. In the same episode, it is also revealed that this outpost is located on an ice planet.

Information
Affiliation: UNSC
Map: Cold Storage / Waterfall / The Pit (Guard Duty Sides only)
First Appearance: “Clueless”
Status: Stable

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 2 (5 episodes)
• Guard Duty Sides (2 episodes)

Outpost Icebox

Outpost Icebox is a military outpost controlled by Trinity Security, purchased from the UNSC. It is located on a planet between the inner and outer colonies, known as the middle colonies.

Information
Affiliation: Trinity
Former Affiliation: UNSC
Map: Icebox
First Appearance: “Elsewhere”
Status: Stable

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 2 (1 episode)

Outpost High Ground

Outpost High Ground was a military outpost controlled by the UNSC. It is located on Feluppi, a planet located within the outer colonies. After eliminating the guards stationed here, members of a Covenant splinter group called The Damned have taken over the outpost.

Information
Affiliation: The Damned
Former Affiliation: UNSC / Trinity
Map: High Ground
First Appearance: “DECEPTION”
Status: Stable

Appearances
• Major Malfunction (7 episodes; 3 non-canonical)
• WarGames Vol. 2 – Story Mode (1 episode)